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Euro 2016: 18 June 2016; Live Open Thread

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Well yesterday was fun wasn't it? From a Blaugrana perspective, yesterday might just have been one of the best days of the tournament so far, as Ivan Rakitic got on the scoresheet for Croatia before a whole host of Barca stars inspired Spain to an emphatic win over Arda Turan's Turkey. I guess it wasn't a great day for Arda, but that's the way the cookie crumbles sometimes.

Today's action probably isn't going to set the world alight, but there are some interesting games for us to watch. First up, we have Thomas Vermaelen and Belgium who will be looking to bounce-back from their poor display against Italy with a win against the Republic of Ireland. The Belgians were tipped for big things, but are under-performing worse than Rafa Benitez' Real Madrid; can they stop the rot and announce their arrival today? Tune in at 3pm CET, 2pm BST, 9am ET, 6.30pm IST to find out.

Then, the middle game will see everyone's favourite underdogs continue their Euro 2016 campaign, as Iceland take on Group E leaders, Hungary. On paper, it's probably one of the weakest games in the tournament, although that won't stop everyone from tuning in and cheering on this group of Ronaldo haters.

Then, speak of the devil...the world's greatest pantomime villain will be in action in PRIME TIME (sorry, I was channeling my inner NFL announcer there) as Portugal take on Austria. Personally, I'll be tuning in to catch former Barcelona flop, Ricardo Quaresma, but there's also something fun about the prospect of watching Marc Janko up against Pepe as well.

If you're tuning in to watch the games, why not do so with friends and comment on the action below? Enjoy the games!

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